Gymnocalycium baldianum? anisitsii?

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Beautiful.
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Will they produce fruits, and seeds in the future? Please update?
I think that this period of the year (March to May) is the bloom time, Am I correct? Lots of picture these day. Most of them are Gymno flower. In fact, all 6 of my Gymno give their flower buds this year.
p/s: last year there was a heavy drought summer, no rain for at least 4 months. As a result, no flower.
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Shortly after the blossoms went by, the anisitsii flower stems just dropped off. Is that normal? Does it mean the flowers were not fertilized? I have a Parodia erubescens and a Parodia ottonis whose dried-up flower stems just hang on. Does that mean that those two self-fertilized? Being a windowsill grower I have no interest in growing from seed. I'm just curious.
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Those Parodias are self-fertile, Gymnocalycium anisitsii isn't. Also, the dead flowers tend to cling to the Parodias if they fail to pollinate.

I used to have one just like yours, and it produced no fruits either. Mine was sold under the synonym G. damsii - sadly, it was destroyed by a slug, the weak spines give little protection.
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Gracias, merci, danke.
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I bought this my first gymno at the local garden center on Feb 22 mainly because it had four tiny pink dots on the top. It was only $3.99 for a 2½ inch pot, and I hoped for blossoms. So far I have had five blossoms of which one remains, but I see six more pink dots😁. Am I a great cacti grower,😎 or is this species just really easy to grow and free flowering as I think someone described it?😉 Anyway I feel as if I lucked out.
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They're very eager to bloom, always have flowers or buds on them.

I bought mine from an Ebay seller in California (one who posted on this forum, so I knew he was knowledgeable). Ordered it in November so it would be entering dormancy, but would ship before very cold weather - shipping up the west coast, that was a safe bet. It shipped bare root, a little cactus less then 2" in diameter - with flower buds on it. I potted it up and waited to spring to water it - as soon as the weather warmed those buds developed into flowers.

It bloomed repeatedly over the summer, had more buds forming when it went into dormancy - they just stopped growing then, and bloomed the next spring. You may be a great cactus grower, I can't tell - but this species blooms whenever it's warm enough for it to grow.
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My anisitsii has another round of blossoms. And four more small buds underneath these five. Sweet.
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Spectacular blooms.
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